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|Romance Double Feature Emma and Jane Eyre|
Actors: Kate Beckinsale, Samantha Morton
Directors: Diarmuid Lawrence, Robert Young
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 04/28/2009
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Jane Eyre missed the mark
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(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen five different versions of Jane Eyre and this one was by far the worst. It was almost too painful to watch. Many things were changed and left out. The one thing that most upset me was the interaction bewteen Mr. Rochester and Jane. From what they presented it would be difficult to understand why the two fell in love in the first place. I recommend the 1983 BBC version with Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke or even the 1973 BBC version with Sorcha Cusack and Micheal Jayston. The 1973 version is shorter, but it includes scenes that are missing in the 1983 version.
Emma, however, was a well written adaptation. I had pleasure watching it, though it was rather short. This movie is the only reason that it got two stars. Emma would have recieved four or five stars from me, but Jane Eyre is on the negative scale. I suggest buying Emma seperatly."